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East Japanese Restaurant

210 E. 44th St., New York, NY 10017 40.751921 -73.973258
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-687-5075 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
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Hours

$9.50-$18

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Prices

$9.50-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

38th St. to 53rd St., First Ave. to Fifth Ave.

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This midtown chainlet prides itself on being the first yakitori spot in New York City. Some three dozen skewer varieties are available, from classic marinated chicken to chewy squid and quail eggs wrapped in supple bacon. Grilled short ribs are fatty and flavorful, served on and off the bone and finished with a savory sear. A full Japanese kitchen menu backs up the skewers, with tempuras, teriyakis, and noodle soups. Bento boxes are popular choices for the lunchtime business crowd. Sushi selections tend toward the conventional, although maki rolls show flair. Dried chili provides a spicy kick for the Mexican Rolls, which juxtapose tender tuna with a crisp tempura spine. Traditional spicy yellowtail, salmon, and tuna rolls are augmented by a dense-textured chicken version. A small front room welcomes diners to the yakitori bar delineated by four intersecting planks of rough-hewn wood, where a well-selected sake menu is joined by Sapporo drafts, served in jumbo-sized steins.

Half-Price Nights

On Monday nights, select sushi and sashimi items are 50% off from 5:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m. On Tuesday, select skewers are half off during the same hours. Thursdays see half-price salmon specials.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken skewer, $2; quail egg and bacon skewer, $2.50; Mexican roll, $4.50; salmon teriyaki, $15

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